Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a national park in the far south-west of Uganda near the town of Kisoro. It is located in the Virunga Mountains and is conterminous with the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mgahinga is one of two locations in Uganda in which mountain gorillas can be found (the other being Bwindi Impenetrable National Park). The park has one habituated gorilla group, although this group sometimes crosses the border into Rwanda, which means Mgahinga is not a reliable spot for viewing gorillas.


The national park also covers three of the eight Virunga volcanoes: Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo, all of which lie on the Uganda/Rwanda border. Any of these can be climbed in one day from the park headquarters.

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